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"It is not the appearance of things or an outward harmony that moves the viewer, but the strength of an inner pain and joy implied that is impressive. There is both a southern joie de-vivre, and a northern angst.”
—ARTS Resource, SF, CA

 

 
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About Pilar


About Pilar


Artist Statement


Artist Statement


Artist Statement
 

I am a self-taught artist who has always worked alone. Although I  knew from an early age that I was an artist, I was born in Spain at a time when women were not encouraged to pursue their ambitions. From what I heard of my father and the little I can remember, I believe he might have helped me. However, he was an admiral in the Spanish Navy and was killed in the Civil War, when I was a very young child. My mother was very conservative and I received a convent-school education. I married and came to the United States of America, had three children, and at last, when I was already in my forties, I started to work seriously in my chosen field. It has been, and it is, a wonderful experience. I feel grateful for my strong dedication to the Arts. I am alone now. I am still growing and learning and hope this will continue throughout the rest of my life. I am still on a journey of discovery.  

I work in several mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, and clay sculpture. Within these different mediums, there is a common denominator that defines my style: I am primarily interested in expression. I use form, color, light and shadow, to define as strongly as I can what I want the viewer to see and feel.  

Whether I paint figures or landscapes, flowers or still lifes, I push the essence I perceive as far as I can. Everything speaks to me: faces, body language, the shape of a mountain, the relationship between the mountain and the plain, the sea and the shore, the objects in a still life. I strive to translate this language I see with my painting.

My perception of things changes continually. Because I paint very much from a place of feeling, I may paint a landscape one day and if I paint from the same spot a week later, it will be completely different, more so than any change of weather or time would justify. My work often surprises me by evolving into something very different from its original intent.  It is representative, but represents my own reality.

 



 

     

 

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae


Exhibitions, Collections and Recognition

 

Springville Museum of Fine Arts, Springville, Utah

Springville Museum of Fine Arts, Springville, Utah


Exhibitions


2012
Utah Governor Award for the Visual Arts
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Salt Lake City Main Library
Gallery at the Station, Ogden, Utah

2011
Springville Museum of Fine Arts, Springville, UT
Eccles Community Center, Ogden, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Bountiful Art Center, Bountiful, Utah
Patrick Moore Gallery, SLC, Utah
Michael Berry Gallery, SLC, Utah

2010
Eccles Community Center: Black & White Exhibition
The Torrey Gallery, Torrey Utah
Patrick Moore Gallery, SLC, Utah
Gala Benefit, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, SLC, Utah

2009
Kimbal Arts Center, Park City, Utah
International Art Expo, New York, NY
Art Access Gallery, SLC, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Springville Museum of Fine Art, Springville, Utah
Eccles Community Center, Ogden, Utah
Bountiful Art Center, Bountiful, Utah
Mondo Fine Art
Springville Museum of Fine Arts, Springville, Utah
Salt Lake City Arts Center, SLC, Utah

2008
Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
Springville Museum of Fine Art, Springville, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Iris Tanner Center for the Humanities, University of Utah, SLC
(permanent installation painting created for the dedication and hanging in the main entrance
as well as numerous other paintings in the buildings' permanent collection)

2007
Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
Patrick Moore Gallery, SLC, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Patrick Moore Gallery Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah
Utah Cultural Celebration Center, SLC, Utah
Michael Berry Gallery, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah

2006
Kimball Arts Center, Park City, Utah
Patrick Moore Gallery, SLC, Utah
Springville Museum of Fine Art, Solo Exhibition, Springville, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Michael Berry Gallery, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah

2005
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah
Eccles Community Center, Ogden, Utah
Bountiful Art Center, Bountiful, Utah
Michael Berry Gallery, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden
Springville Museum of Fine Art, Springville, Utah
Kimball Arts Center, Park City, Utah

2004
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Wiford and Vogt Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Campo, SLC, Utah
Pioneer Theater Gallery, University of Utah, Solo Exhibition

2003
Campo, SLC, Utah
Rio Gallery, Utah Arts Council, SLC, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Pioneer Theater Gallery, University of Utah, Solo Exhibition


2002
Consulado de Mexico Fables Gallery, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah
Utah Opera Company Theater Exhibit and Season Brochure
Idaho Falls Art Council Gallery, Idaho
Contemporary Utah Art, Independent Olympic Exhibition, Utah
University of Utah Olympic Exhibition, SLC, Utah
Most Honored Artists of Utah, Olympic Exhibition, Springville Museum, SLC, Utah
Springville Museum of Fine Arts, Solo Exhibition, Springville, UT
Mestizo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Rose Wagner Center for the Arts, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah
Avenues Art & Wellness Center, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah
Weber State University, Weber, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Union Station Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Ogedn, Utah
Salt Lake Public Library, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah

2001
Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Avenues Art and Wellness Center, SLC, Utah

2000
Kimball Art Center, Solo Exhibition, Park City, Utah
Art in Pilar's Garden, SLC, Utah
Salt Lake City and County Building, Utah

1990-1999
Art in Pilar's Garden, 1st-5th Seasons, SLC, Utah
Springville Museum of Fine Arts, 4 Group shows, 2 solo
Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, 2 shows
Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah
Finch Lane Gallery, Solo Exhibition,  SLC, Utah (1997)
Oasis Cafe, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah (1998)
Kneeland Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Sun Valley, Idaho, (1996)
Art Access Gallery, SLC, Utah, (1995)
Salt Lake City Community Center, (1995)
Bountiful Art Center, Bountiful, Utah, (1994)
Galeria de Arte,  Guaymas, Mexico (1991, 92 and 93)
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, SLC, Utah
Salt Lake Art Center,  SLC, Utah (1992)
Tivoli Gallery,  SLC, Utah (1991 and 1992)

1974-1989
Utah Arts Gallery, Palm Springs, CA  (1989), (1988)
Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah  (1989), (1988), (1987), (1985-3 shows)
Tivoli Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah  (1989)
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain  (1989)
Imago Gallery, San Francisco, CA  (1988)
Pioneer Memorial Theater, University of Utah, SLC, Utah (1988), (1983 - Utah Watercolor Society)
Salt Lake City Art Center, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah  (1988) (1984)
Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah  (1988), (1977)
Kisker Fine Art Solo Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ  (1988), (1987)
Dolores Chase Gallery, Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah  (1987)
Phillips Art Gallery, SLC, Utah  (1985), (1982), (1976) (1974)
Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah  (1985)
Eccles Community Center, Ogden, Utah  (1984)
Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah  (1983)
Salt Lake Public Library, Utah Watercolor Society  (1983)
Bountiful Art Center, Utah Watercolor Society  (1982)
Spanish Festival, Park City, Utah (1980) 
Utah Arts Festival, SLC, Utah  (1977), (1994)
 

Permanent Installation, University of Utah Tanner Center for the Humanities

Permanent Installation, University of Utah Tanner Center for the Humanities


Selected Permanent Collections


University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts, SLC, Utah
United States Embassy, Port Luis, Mauritius
Utah Historical Society, SLC, Utah
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico
St. Mark's Cathedral Office of the Bishop, SLC, Utah
Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
St. James Episcopal Church, SLC, Utah
Governor's Mansion, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
John Price Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Office of the President, SLC, Utah
Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah
Salt Lake City Art Collection, SLC, Utah
Cathedral of the Madeleine Rectory, SLC, Utah
Utah Arts Council Permanent Collection, SLC, Utah
Zion's Corporation Art Collection of Utah Landscapes, SLC, Utah
University of Utah Department of the Humanities, SLC, Utah